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Background

Companies are launching initiatives to improve their operations and offerings through data-driven techniques and this is not an exception to Sri Lanka. Hence, a greater demand has been created for skilled Data Scientists. Development of talent and capabilities is needed if DS and AI is to reach its full potential throughout Sri Lanka. However, companies report that finding the right talent is the biggest hurdle. Unless national capacity in skilled DS and AI personnel increases in the coming decades, these initiatives will go in vain. Sri Lanka is well positioned to capture opportunities through adoption of DS and AI technology, if sufficient human resources are prepared. Therefore, the development of appropriate educational programs to build skills in Data Science and AI is important.

The MSc in DS and AI at USJ was designed in partnership with the Erasmus+ DS and AI consortium, a group of 15 European and Asian organizations with the mission of bringing European-standard advanced education to Asia. The aim of the MSc is to provide advanced courses and guidance in developing research skills necessary to develop innovative new data-driven technologies.

 

Preferred Background

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree including 30 credits in Computer Science/ Statistics / Mathematics or a related discipline from a university or an equivalent institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.

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  • A qualification of SLQF level 6 or above in the relevant areas of Computer Science/ Statistics/ Mathematics or a related discipline from a university or an equivalent institution recognized by the University Grants Commission /University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Program Structure

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